Lemon Lush Dessert Recipe

Indulge in the delightful zing of lemon with this irresistible Lemon Lush Dessert. Layers of creamy goodness and tangy lemon flavor make this dessert a perfect treat for any occasion.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant lemon pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, softened butter, and chopped pecans. Mix until well combined.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
  4. In another mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Spread this mixture evenly over the cooled crust.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the instant lemon pudding mixes and cold milk until thickened, about 2 minutes. Let it sit for a couple of minutes to fully set.
  6. Carefully spread the lemon pudding mixture over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish.
  7. Top the lemon pudding layer with the thawed whipped topping, spreading it evenly.
  8. Optionally, garnish with lemon zest for an extra burst of flavor and a decorative touch.
  9. Refrigerate the Lemon Lush Dessert for at least 4 hours, or until fully chilled and set.
  10. Once chilled, slice into squares and serve. Enjoy the refreshing taste of this Lemon Lush Dessert!

This recipe yields a delightful dessert that perfectly balances creamy and tangy flavors, sure to be a hit at any gathering.

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